Perth is a very spread out city. With suburbs in every direction the easiest way to get around is by car. However, if you are new to the city and don’t have access to a vehicle, you are able to travel around Perth using its’ public transport system, Transperth. Transport services run all over the city and outer suburbs, with frequent services including buses, trains and even ferries. You can pay by cash or card per trip, but the simplest way to pay is to get yourself a Smartrider.

How to get a Smartrider

You can pick one up from any participating retail outlet. To use this card simply upload money onto it, and tag on and off at each stop. If you are a student studying full-time, you are eligible to receive additional discounts on trips making it the cheapest method of travel. If you have been doing a lot of travelling and your Smartrider balance is low, simply upload more credit onto it at an Add-Value Machine located at some stations, or sign in online to your Transperth account.

Finding your nearest Transperth stop is easy using their online JourneyPlanner, so you can plan you next trip the easy way and start exploring Perth.